The Longest Day

Album: A Matter Of Life And Death (2006)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about the D-Day invasion during World War II and the effect it had on the young soldiers who fought that day. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    mike - Orleans, IN
  • The song does not mention which beach the story takes place, however, if one interprets the lyrics, the song most likely takes place on Omaha Beach, which was the beach with the most casualties out of all five invasion beaches combined. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Dee - Northfield, IL

Comments: 4

  • Pete from Olympus Mons, AustraliaThis Youtube selection of the first part of the landing is fantastic and very chilling. Dickinson's best vocal effort (in my eyes) since before Blaze Bayley's stint with the band.
  • Ryan from Bethany, OkThis is my favorite song from AMOLAD. The vocals are amazing!!
  • Greg from Topsfield, Mathe movie and song are connected i looked it up and Paschendale is a scarier song if youa re looking for the horrors of war its a song about a town in WWI from the eyes of a young soldier who dies there
  • Ringgo from Montclair, CaWOw....if this doesnt scare you about war, few things will. Great song and vocal delivery by Bruce Dickinson here. And the movie's awesome too..(there was a movie called "The Longest Day" about D-Day).
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